Tag Archives: Kammler’s_Hall

Sunday, Feb. 15, 1931

Papa went to church this morning the rest of us didn’t go.  Tonight the Ladies Aid is giving a euchre & Bluey in Kammler’s Hall.  There is also one in Tiptown & tomorrow night the Catholics got one.  A rush before lent.  Schneiders got the measles also.  The way they say. Roy Staunebiels kids & Cletus Reagan also got the measles now.  Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary went to Armstutz before the euchre tonight, because we got the measles here.  Rosalia is feeling alright but the measles ain’t gone away yet.  There were 18 tables tonight at the euchre and Bluey.


Wednesday, Feb. 4, 1931

Papa went out to the cemetery this morning, because they are going to start to plow it over today.  But we don’t want it done to our lots.  Rosalia fried down sausage this morn.  There wasn’t anybody at the cemetery today.  Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary came up & then we went over to clean their place.  They were here for dinner.  We were just washing dinner dishes when all at once, we heard there was fire at Mrs. Deukers house.  So we all ran down there & fire was a blazing, the house burned to the ground & the shed & barn would of went too if they hadn’t called the Smithton Fire Apartment [Department].  The water was to scared or’s they could have saved the house.  They saved all the furniture down stairs, their clothing was all up stairs, that they couldn’t save.  Mrs. Ruhl just about went wild about it.  They stored all their stuff in Kammler’s Hall for the evening.  They were here this afternoon & looked at Aunt Mary & Uncle Fred’s place, it suited them allright but the rent was to high.  They went down to Barthel’s house, but the chimneys were condemned, so they couldn’t get in there.  Deukers was going to call Harold out & then talk it over with them.  Tonight they went to Walter Parrot in Red Bud.  Olivia Gregson & baby was here this afternoon while Lester helped to move the furniture.  This evening Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary, Henry & Leona & kids were all here.  The kids stayed at home with Papa, & the rest of us went to the dance down at Wiegand’s House.  Herzog gave it.  Bill Freund & Creses took Rosalia & Bertille along there.  It was a crowd there from all over.  They said there was about 500 people at the fire today.  Bill & Philip Freund was there too.  They were working at Ganleys.


Tuesday, Nov. 25, 1930

We washed this morning & hung it in the basement.  It is awful cold.  Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary were here this afternoon.  Tonight the Y.P.L. is to have their play in Kammler’s Hall, the name is “Dangerous Waters.”  It was pretty nice, the characters were: Mr. & Mrs. Arthur Hepp, Henry Spalt, Henry Keorber, Milton Wagner, Ralph & Clarence Rausch, Flossie Kammler, Katy Keorber, Alvera Jatho, Marcella Ettling.  Karl Boll made it thunder & lightnin’ & rain.  The reserved seats were all taken.  Henry Wiedeman & Woods furnished the music, accordion & violin.  Henry came up this evening, he is going to butcher tomorrow.


Friday, Oct. 31, 1930

Today is Halloween.  “Look out for tricks.”  Papa went up to Neff and Staufenbiel to get crushing down this morning.  Papa, Rosalia, and Bertille went to confession this afternoon.  Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary were here a little while before she went up to church.  Ralph Wiegand was here this evening and invited us to come to the Halloween party in Kammler’s Hall.  But we couldn’t go.  The boys wore overalls and the girls gingham dresses.  Somebody did a dirty Halloween trick at the Blackburn School.


Tuesday, Oct. 28, 1930

Henry started plowing up here today.  Leona came up too and the kids, they were all here for dinner.  We washed this morning.  Rosalia & Bertille went to the Euchre in Kammler’s Hall this evening, but didn’t win anything.  Rosalia had 6 points & Bertille 7, but the 8′s didn’t all get prizes, there wasn’t enough.  Aunt Mary got a sauce pan she had 10 points.


Saturday, July 26, 1930

Today is sales all over again.  We all went to the church sale.  Papa bought some lumber.  Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary got the range for $65.00.  Henry went to Peter Mulhauser sale at Burksville, they say everything went cheap.  Tonight is a dance at Kammler’s Hall.  We went up to Eichenseer’s corner to listen to the music.  Uncle Fred & Papa hauled a load of kindling out to their place this evening.  They were both here for supper.  They sure were loud at Kammler’s tonight, they were just yelling.


Friday, June 20, 1930

Papa went up town this morning.  Rosalia was up at Mamie Eichenseers this afternoon and got one of her dress patterns.  She brought our umbrella along back.  They got it fixed up now.  The men are going to work in the quarry again today.  Fr. Grootens called on Uncle Fred to come to the new school and work today.  He was afraid it was going to rain so Rosalia went out there and brought them along back.  Then Uncle Fred and Papa went to work at the school all day.  Henry & family came up this afternoon.  Henry & Leona went to Belleville and the kids stayed here.  Aunt Mary & Bobby carried lunch up to the men working, to Uncle Fred and Papa.  Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary had dinner, supper & breakfast with us.  Clarence Wagner was down a little while this evening or this afternoon playing with Bobby.  This evening Mamie, Angela Eichenseer & Mrs. Joe Wachtel came here to get us.  Then we all went up to Kammler’s Hall and celebrated Odillo Eichenseer’s birthday.  There were quite a few people there – Gus Blackburn, Uncle Fred, Karl Boll, Hy. Rausch & Ralph Rausch furnished the music.  Gus Blackburn charged $3.00.  They had 8 cakes baked.  We sure had a good time!  Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary stayed all night at our house.  There is going to be a dance at Rapp’s next Wed., but we got no invitation.


Thursday, June 19, 1930

Bertille went to church this morning.  Feast of ‘Corpus Christie.’  Today is Odillo Eichenseer’s birthday.  He is 18 years old.  He is going to celebrate tomorrow night in Kammler’s Hall.  Papa is digging post holes this morning.  He is going to put up a straw shed for the horses.  They have a big piece in the paper of Fr. Schlarman becoming Bishop.  Today he has a big time for all the children.  Bertille took 2 1/2 dozen eggs off.  Eggs are .19¢ a dozen.  Fr. Grootens wanted Papa to come and help on the new school today, but I told him he was too busy.  He had to set posts for a straw shed.  So then he called for Adam Brand but I don’t think he answered.  Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary were there this evening.  Uncle Fred helped Papa put the posts on.  Papa went up town this evening.  Albert Griffin a student at the University of Illinois graduated and can be anything he wants to in the case of law or anything else.  Irene Reheis also graduated from Belleville High School.


Sunday, May 25, 1930

Henry, Leona & the kids were up this morning they went to church.  After church they all went home.  In the afternoon Uncle Fred and Aunt Mary came up and wanted us to take them to the basket picnic.  So then we all went down to Rittemeyer’s woods.  They played drop the handkerchief down there.  There sure were a lot of people there.  They went boat riding.  Marcella Ettling and Alvera Kuhn fell in the creek.  Marcella was all wet her hair and dress.  She had her Aunt’s dress on.  Alvera wasn’t so bad.  Karl Boll and a few more pulled her out.  The boat dipped and she got underneath the boat.  Then they spread the table for lunch.  They had all kinds of stuff, everything you could think of.  Soda, water, beer, Highballs, lemonade.  In the evening we went to church.  After church we listened to the music.  There was a dance at Kammler’s hall.  There were quite a few machines in town.  Mrs. Hellmer and her brood were all out from Waterloo.


Monday, May 19, 1930

Today all the Ladies of the Parish have to clean the church for confirmation.  Wednesday, the Bishop is coming.  Leona, Robert, Floyd were here this morning.  Leona & Bertille went to church.  Rosalia helped to scrub the church this morning.  Bertille went up to practice singing for Wednesday.  Father Grooten called up this morning and wanted to know if he could use the Whippet.  Papa said “yes.”  So he came down and Johnny was here too.  Papa went along with him to Chester.  He said he wanted to get some rock for the school house.  So Papa went with Father too, so I guess he will see Chester for the first time.  Rosalia & Bertille went up to Eichenseer’s and got Mamie and then we went to Joseph Braun’s & took our pillow slips back for the picnic.  There was a Jefferson Club meeting in Hecker tonight, at Griffin’s Hall.  In Kammler’s Hall the boys were tearing the stage out ready for the dance Saturday night.


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